Jewish Latino Teen Coaltion

A Program for Latino and Jewish Students

The Jewish Latino Teen Coalition is a joint effort fully funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona through the support of private donors and a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation, to foster the importance of cultural awareness and political advocacy in youth today. It is a unique program across the country.

The group is comprised of a set of diverse, multi-gendered, multi-ethnic teens that commits to months of education and weekly workshops, building knowledge and skills for advocacy and leadership. The teens explore a self-selected compelling policy issue each year and then engage with local leaders in workshop dialogues.

A trip to Washington, D.C. is the culmination of their study that has a meaningful purpose to make a change in the world. Along the way they become civic minded activist and develop leadership skills.

For information contact
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
(520) 577-9393

JFSA welcomed more than 150 Jan. 5 to honor Jewish Latino Teen Coalition founders Humberto Lopez and Paul Baker at a Quinceanera/15th year celebration. Young adult alumni shared their stories, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and former Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered greetings, and Shari Gootter was honored for her 14 years of volunteer commitment to the program.

Paul Baker and Humberto Lopez pledged a $20,000 match for 2020 donations to the program. The program costs $1,800 annually for each of a dozen student participants.

As parent Neil Markowitz shared on Facebook: "Both my kids participated in JLTC and benefitted tremendously. Sorry they missed this great reunion event."

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